Nina Vetterli-Treml is familiar with grooves and vibes, both in music and in the automotive realm. After all, these two worlds have shaped her life. Rock’n’roll mixes with petrol in her veins. An unusual combination which takes her from a recording studio in Zurich to a large garage in Vienna.
At the beginning of the 1970s, the two Spanish rally drivers Eladio Doncel
and Alberto Ruiz-Giménez lined up at the start in their identical Porsche 911 ST 2.3 cars. One of the 911 models has stood the test of time and is today cherished and maintained – and driven – in Bavaria.
The traces of the years adorn the metal and imbue it with character. Preserving them is the aim of a “patina restoration”. And sometimes it is possible to add a modicum of style to these scars acquired during a car’s life with a dash of high art. As in the case of this black-plate Porsche 356 from sunny California.
An exciting fusion of fascinating large-scale model and perfect educational toy was presented by SIKU, a company based in Lüdenscheid, Germany, in 1955. Only a few of these giants, made from plastic and metal, have survived the past 63 years unscathed. This report examines one of these rare survivors.
From trainee and factory driver to Operations Manager at the test and development centre in Weissach. Herbert Linge looks back on an outstanding career at Porsche. He is one of the few people of the era who personally got to know company patriarch Ferdinand Porsche. His memories are recorded here for posterity.
In 1977, the Porsche 928 came onto the market with a bang. A Gran Turismo with a futuristic yet timeless design. This touring sports car of a bygone era has bequeathed its DNA to the Panamera. And in particular the Panamera Turbo, also powered by a V8 engine. We take to the road with these soulmates.
An extraordinary nickname for an exceptional vehicle: Despite his physical disability, Austrian driver Otto Mathé celebrated many successes at the wheel of his self-built car that has a Porsche factory racing engine.